Kempinski Hotels' Colin Lubbe steps down as CFO, vice chairman

Lubbe to stay on until a CFO is recruited and appointed, company says

GM Interview: W Amman's Esra Parin

GM Interview: W Amman's Esra Parin

A relatively new entrant in Jordan, W Amman has already made waves with its striking design and offbeat guest experience offering, and its GM, Esra Parin, is determined to steer the property to greater heights

Interview: Emerald Palace Kempinski's Sebastien Mariette

Interview: Emerald Palace Kempinski's Sebastien Mariette

Managing director of Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai and Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Sebastien Mariette, on how he expects to draw in customers, despite a "challenging environment" for the region's hoteliers 

Marriott appoints CDO for the Middle East and Africa

Marriott appoints CDO for the Middle East and Africa

Jerome Briet first joined Marriott International in 2012 and has since signed more than 6,000 rooms across the Middle East & Africa

Meet Sitora Skudutis, W Dubai - The Palm's W Insider

Meet Sitora Skudutis, W Dubai - The Palm's W Insider

Hotelier Middle East chats with Dubai's W Insider about her job, why she's the perfect fit for the role, and gets her advice for other Insider hopefuls

GM Interview: Wael Maatouk

GM Interview: Wael Maatouk

Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts' general manager Wael Maatouk talks about redefining guest experience with the debut of the luxury Hilton brand in the region

VP interview: Matthew Tripolone

VP interview: Matthew Tripolone

Matthew Tripolone, vice president, development for IHG in Middle East and Africa, reveals the long-term growth strategy of the InterContinental Hotels Group and the launch of its new brand voco into the region

The next line of leaders

The next line of leaders

Hotelier Middle East speaks with four influential women leaders of the hospitality industry in the Middle East. Are there possible CEOs among them?

AccorHotels unveils new gender diversity programme in Dubai

AccorHotels unveils new gender diversity programme in Dubai

Six years after its creation, the WAAG network is taking a new step by improving the group's commitment to gender equality with a new goal: diversity

Q&A with Emaar's first female Emirati GM Sharihan Al Mashary

Q&A with Emaar's first female Emirati GM Sharihan Al Mashary

Hotelier Middle East sat down to talk about what Mashary plans to implement through her new role

Hotelier Middle East launches first 'Women in Hospitality' power list

Hotelier Middle East launches first 'Women in Hospitality' power list

We've decided to create a list that pays homage to the women at the top of their careers working in the hospitality industry in the region

Accorhotels appoints Mark Willis as new CEO for Middle East and Africa region

Accorhotels appoints Mark Willis as new CEO for Middle East and Africa region

Previous to this role, Willis was the president for the Asia region with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Chairman Interview: Saad Issa Audeh on putting Campbell Gray hotels on the map

Chairman Interview: Saad Issa Audeh on putting Campbell Gray hotels on the map

Saad Issa Audeh, chairman of Campbell Gray Hotels and founding member and managing director of Audeh Group, talks about putting Jordan on the hospitality map and how a chance meeting with Gordon Campbell Gray led to him becoming a hotelier

After Accor acquisition, Movenpick CEO Olivier Chavy steps down

After Accor acquisition, Movenpick CEO Olivier Chavy steps down

CEO and president Movenpick Hotels & Resorts Olivier Chavy has revealed on his personal LinkedIn page that he has stepped down from his role

CEO interview: Jumeirah's Jose Silva on the Dubai-based brand's new strategy

CEO interview: Jumeirah's Jose Silva on the Dubai-based brand's new strategy

Sarakshi Rai speaks to José Silva, the new CEO of Jumeirah Group, who has a focused and ambitious vision for the future of UAE’s home-grown hospitality company

International GM Interview: Four Seasons Resort Maldives Kuda Huraa's Randy Shimabuku

International GM Interview: Four Seasons Resort Maldives Kuda Huraa's Randy Shimabuku

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa general manager Randy Shimabuku checks in with Hotelier Middle East about the island resort


EDITOR'S CHOICE »
Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5% annually to 2023, according to ATM report
TRAVEL Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5% annually to 2023, according to ATM report

Arrivals to Oman to increase at a CAGR of 5%, fuelled by visitors from India who accounted for 21% of total arrivals in 2018

COMMENT: Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are catalysts of change
Business COMMENT: Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are catalysts of change

Giga-projects is one of six different streams created by Saudi's Public Investment Fund (PIF) around which it has structured its investment plan

Interview: Expedia's Cyril Ranque
Business Interview: Expedia's Cyril Ranque

Providing value across hotel market segments through Expedia's Lodging Partner Services

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Product Focus: Duni's eco-conscious collection

Stylish products made from eco-conscious materials to tap into the increasingly lucrative take-away market

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Product Focus: Aliseo's Nexxus

The Nexxus is an aesthetic complement to today's modern bathroom

Product Focus: LaCimbali S20
Product Focus: LaCimbali S20

The LaCimbali S20 is well suited to locations with a production of about 200 cups a day


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